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1998 Buick LeSabre Custom 3.8L Poor Idle Quality VIN: 1G4HP52K4W
Hi, this car has a high idle. Previously at another shop, upper intake was replaced due to over heating and white smoke coming from tailpipe. Customer comes to us two days later for a high idle. After checking codes all it showed was a cyl 1 misfire. Check for... Trouble codes: P0300 (Random Cylinder misfire)
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2002 Chevrolet Silverado 3500 6.6L No Start, Stall VIN: 1GCJK33162
we have a 2002 chevy 3500 with the duramax which came in on the hook. engine lost power and died while pulling a load at highway speed. first scan check showed dtc p0087 (rail pressure low) but dtc didn't come back. customer replaced fuel filter on the road ri... Trouble codes: 0087 (fuel rail pressure low while high pressure commanded)
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2000 Chrysler Town & Country (Van) LX 3.3L Hesitation, Low Power VIN: 1C4GP44R9Y
This mini-van has a general lack of power always, most noticeable on hills. Also has an intermittent jerking in multiple gears under load. Jerking feels like ignition occurs with intake valve open. (backfire through intake?} Mini-van belongs to owners relative...
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2001 Ford F-250 Super Duty Lariat 6.8L Readiness Monitors VIN: 1FTNX21S91
Vehicle failed a state Smog Check on May 18 for obd monitors incomplete.Continuos monitors for misfire,fuel system and Comprehensive component monitors show complete,monitors for catalyts,HO2S,HO2S heater and evap show incomplete.Vehicle has had several attemp... Trouble codes: P1000
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2004 Ford F-250 Super Duty Harley-Davidson Edition 6.0L Transmission VIN: 1FTNW21P14
Hello all. This transmission was just returned from the dealer after being repaired for the same concern. The concern was stalling in both forward and reverse. I just installed the transmission along with a new cooler and inline filter which come with the tran...
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1991 Jeep Wrangler Islander 4.0L No Start VIN: 2J4FY39S8M
Hey Guys, got a weird thing here. When this Jeep runs you can drive it anywhere, as long as you want with no problem, stop and cut it off and restart immediately and all is well. Let it sit a few minutes or longer and sometimes it wont start, no fuel pressure ...
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2002 Other European 75 2.5L traction control VIN: SARRJSLLM2
Hi gents, I received this rover and the traction light is on, but the abs light is off. I tried to scan the car with the launch and the snapon scan tool i had no luck. I beleave the abs unit is faulty but I can not prove it. The abs on the car works perfect. B...
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1983 Toyota Pickup 2.4L Charging VIN: JT4RN44D7C
truck came in not charging charge light on with brake light. replace alt and ext. ic reg. still same got another alt put on still same can somebody lead me in right direction.
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1995 Volvo 850 2.4L Excessive Emissions, Poor Fuel Economy VIN: YV1L55531S
This vehicle starts and runs but stays excessively rich. Have done new coolant sensor, new intake elbow and 2 O2 sensors. Readings from the MAF sensor and O2 senors are correct. Any help would be appreciated.
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Fixes & Summaries for All Makes and Models
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1992 Buick Park Avenue 3.8L trunk\liftgate pulldown VIN: 1G4CW53L8N
thanks to all that replied! it wond up being a bad motor.the switch tested ok but the motor was bad. replaced the motor and all was good.. thanks everyone!!
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1991 Chevrolet G20 Chevy Van 5.7L No Start VIN: 1GBEG25K9M
Greetings fellow technicians. I first want to thank the 9 techs who gave me their time with this issue. This turned out to be the basic 'find the broken wire in the harness' fix. As I stated in my original help request, the power and grounds to the ECM were go...
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2003 Chevrolet C4500 Kodiak C4C042 6.6L Misfire VIN: 1GBC4E1163
Hey, I only got one reply pertaining to this problem. They said that injectors are usually the only problems with Duramax's. The dealer that we took it to said that the fuel was 'chemically contaminated' and mysteriously eating up the injectors. The only proof...
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2000 Dodge Caravan 3.0L electrical VIN: 2B4EP2539Y
Three out of 4 techs suggested bcm problem, tried one to no avail except that the mileage had gone up without reflashing, one tech hit it right on the button, wires behind radio crossed, one which was constant batt hooked up to key on bat alone, this fixed the...
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1989 Jeep Cherokee Limited 4.0L high rpm VIN: 1J4FJ78L6K
The jeep is fixed so many of you nailed it right on the head so to speek it was exactly what sean , christopher and many others said the maifold was hung up on the rear dowel pin and not seating properley this is a combination intake and exhaust maifold and yo...
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2003 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L compressor VIN: WDBUF65563
Thanks to every one who contributed a useful reply. I recomended the owner take it in to the dealer as after analyzing the whole issue i came to the conclusion that a work shop manual and the factory scanner(neither Launch or Carman could do the necessary rese...
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2001 Ferrari 360 Spider 3.6L soft top VIN: ZFFYT53A31
I would like to thank everyone that had responded to my help request. I had found the problem to be the top cover being missaligned and a little low on hyd. fluid. Also I had been looking in the wrong hyd. resisvor. The top unit is located behind the passanger...
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1998 Saturn SL2 1.9L I/P fuse panel VIN: 1G82K527XW
I will start with 'Thank You!' to everyone who replied, and special Thanks to Ernest and Chris, who both faxed critical wiring diagrams. As to the FIX, the I/P fuse panel had been badly burnt at the F-5 B+ input terminal causing a 'crank but no start' condit...
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